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2017 Leadership Forum Panel: The University and the Place of Technology

Event Location: 
Woodward Hall, Gatton College of Business and Economics
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:00am

The event concludes at 10:00.

As part of the 2017 campus-wide leadership forum, CELT is sponsoring a panel that will explore the question of technology as it pertains to the forum theme of leadership across the generations. How we understand new technologies often implicates how we understand the generations that use them. Yet, to speak of generational use, such as the so-called "native" and "immigrant" divide, is often reductive, erasing the variety and diversity of human experiences that people bring with them to the campus setting. This conversational panel, which will include faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate student perspectives, will address the University and—even as—the place of technology. The panel aims to complicate and clarify how technological objects, systems, and ways of thinking lead us to reassess life and leadership at the University as we approach the 2020s. More specifically, the panel will explore strategies to harness new technologies for intergenerational leadership and to develop an inclusive dialogue about the role of technologies in 21st century higher education.

The panel participants are:

  • Dr. Michael Pennell, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
  • Mikaela Feroli, Graduate Instructor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies
  • John Larson, Undergraduate Fellow in the Gaines Center for the Humanities
  • Trey Conatser (moderator), Faculty Instructional Consultant in the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Registration for the 2017 Campus Leadership Forum opens September 1. Contact Trey Conatser ( if you have questions about the panel.